Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
Accreting white dwarfs from Gaia alerts Elme Breedt 24 May 2017
Hunting for Dippers with Machine Learning Christina Hedges 24 May 2017
Observational signatures of warps in circumbinary discs Attila Juhasz 17 May 2017
Chemical enrichment of giant planets and discs due to pebble drift Richard Booth 17 May 2017
Exoplanet recycling in massive white-dwarf debris discs Rik van Lieshout 10 May 2017
Quasar Host Galaxies at z~2 with ALMA Dr. Manda Banerji (University of Cambridge) 10 May 2017

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
The growth of disks and bulges Stijn Wuyts (University of Bath) 18 May 2017
A new generation of multi-dimensional stellar structure models Isabelle Baraffe (University of Exeter) 11 May 2017
Does feedback matter in star cluster formation? James Dale (University of Hertfordshire) 4 May 2017
The Hubble Space Telescope: 27 Years of Cosmic Discovery Jennifer Wiseman (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) 27 April 2017
Novae and Supernovae: Intimate Connections Michael Shara (American Museum of Natural History in New York/IoA, Cambridge) 16 March 2017

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Emission line mapping of galaxies at high resolution: optical radioastronomy John Beckman (IAC Tenerife) 19 May 2017
Some exciting news from MUSE Marc Sarzi (Hertfordshire) 12 May 2017
Observing Quasars that Switch Off. And back On again: What we are learning, and still don't understand, about the active central engines. Nic Ross (University of Edinburgh) 5 May 2017
Galaxy clusters at sub-millimeter wavelengths Gianfranco De Zotti (Padua Observatory - INAF) 28 April 2017
Zooming in on the internal structure of z~6 galaxies Andrea Pallottini (Centro Fermi and Cavendish) 21 April 2017

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) 27 October 2016
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Physical Manifestations of Evolution, Regularity and Chaos In and Around Our Galaxy Kathryn Johnston (Columbia University) 9 March 2017
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013